NARO’s Fisheries Institute gets AU excellence nod

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Entebbe, February 14, 2024

NARO’s Fisheries Institute Recognized as an African Centre of Excellence

The National Fisheries Resources Research Institute (NaFIRRI), located in Jinja with a satellite Aquaculture Research and Development Institute at Kajjansi, was bestowed with this recognition during the AU’s second general assembly of the Aquaculture Network for Africa (ANAF) held in Naivasha, Kenya, between January 15 to 17, 2024.

TThis acknowledgement follows a series of distinguished endorsements of the institute since 2018. After evaluation, a recommendation for the designation of NaFIRRI was endorsed at the Third Session of the African Union Specialised Technical Committee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Water, and Environment (STC-ARDWE) in October 2019.

The endorsement was further upheld by the Thirty-Sixth Ordinary Session of the African Union Executive Council in February 2020.

To formalize the Institute’s designation as an African Centre of Excellence and initiate operations, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the African Union and NARO-NaFIRRI in November 2020.

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